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Nas Is My Favorite Rapper, But I Still Haven’t Been Able to Bring Myself to Listen To ‘Nasir’

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PHOTO ILLUSTRATION BY SARAH ROGERS/THE DAILY BEAST By Britni Danielle His raspy voice first boomed through my headphones on the Wake Up Show anthem back in 1994, changing my life forever. I remember sitting up in bed when he began spitting his intricate rhymes, wondering who the hell he was and how I could hear more. At the time, I…

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In Tearful Interview, R. Kelly’s Ex-Wife Finally Speaks About Her Own Years of Abuse With the Singer

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Andrea Kelly  By Erickka Sy Savané Let the church say, AMEN. R. Kelly’s ex-wife Andrea (Drea as many of us who watched the spunky and petite dancer on Hollywood Exes remember her by) has finally spoken out about her life with R. Kelly. Divorced in 2009, after 13 years and 3 children with the singer- now accused of child molestation…

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Hip Hop Is Having Its Own #MeToo Moment…But Our Change Might Come Slower

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Kelis By Veronica Wells For years, I’ve wondered what went wrong with Nas and Kelis. There just seemed to be more to the story. After yesterday, when her interview with Hollywood Unlocked was released, I realized I felt that way because we’d never heard Kelis’ side of it. The singer-turned-chef dropped a bombshell yesterday when she detailed the mental and…

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Double Standards: Can We Stop Nailing Black Women to the Cross While Letting Black Men Run Free?

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Fabolous & Emily B. By Brenda Alexander I’ve already expressed why I don’t stand with Mo’Nique in a previous piece. I even questioned why Tisha Campbell-Martin would ever re-consider a reboot of Martin after she alleged to be sexually harassed for years on the show by her co-star. Those sentiments remain true for me. However, the same way I can…

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How to Help a Loved One You Suspect is a Victim of Domestic Violence. Antoinette White Shares Her Story.

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Sisters Heather (left) & Antoinette (right) By Erickka Sy Savané Domestic violence is so prevelent in our society yet it’s so rarely discussed. Even this story I knew about, but was waiting to share during domestic violence month- though it’s months away- when people are more receptive. Then Rhianna had to clap back at Snapchat for being dumb enough to…

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